Are you shocked? Because I’m shocked:
Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin will return to his post as president next year after he and president Dmitry Medvedev announced they were switching jobs.
The announcement was made on Saturday at the annual conference of United Russia, the hegemonic party that controls two-thirds of Russia’s parliament. It put to rest intrigue over Mr Putin’s next move.
No, really, I’m shocked. I had it figured that Putin would surely have had the evidence planted by now that absolutely proved that he was the long-lost grandson of Anastasia. Ever think that old Vladimir wakes up sometimes cursing how thorough the Bolsheviks were* at slaughtering the Romanov dynasty?
*Admittedly, if there’s anything that you can count on Commies being good at, it’s the mass slaughter of people who can’t fight back. It’s like they took their skill at everything else (like food production) and dedicated it towards learning how to efficiently kill innocents.